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The Business Plan Workbook, 7th Edition by Robert Brown, Paul Barrow, Colin Barrow

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Assignment 12

Making, outsourcing and supplies

Organizations are usually, in fact almost invariably, in the business of adding value to bought-in resources. These may be as trivial as stationery for correspondence, packaging for software, or as complex as the many ingredients needed to make a computer or a motor vehicle, as in the case of Quantum Cars (see Assignment 6).

Your business plan needs to show how you have addressed these crucial issues, as in the first place you must demonstrate that you have thought through how to turn what is in effect at this stage a concept into a ‘concrete’ product or service that can be brought to market. You also need to show an awareness that value added is itself determined by the careful management of costs. ...

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